The NBA Playoffs had just begun and already kicked things off with a bang. The shiny, shimmering, and splendid championship trophy is once again just sitting in the corner, patiently waiting for whoever comes out on top.

This season, we are seeing some of the greatest players having the best year of their careers. From MVP favorites like Embiid, Jokic, and Giannis to rising superstars like Morant, Booker, Doncic, and Tatum, the competition for the championship is surely a must-watch for NBA fans.

With that being said, what are the chances of each team that is participating in this year’s playoffs? Let’s find out!

NBA Championship Odds

Phoenix Suns

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Odds: +255

Lead by: Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, DeAndre Ayton

It is no surprise that Phoenix is the favorite to win it all since they are the best team in the regular season. They surpassed their previous win-loss record (62-20) with a much better record this season – 64 wins and 18 losses. But, teams and players become different beasts come playoff time. By that, I won’t count out the others just yet.

Milwaukee Bucks

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Odds: +475

Lead by: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday

All of the Bucks’ stars are completely healthy coming into the playoffs. Subsequently, they are a scary team both offensively and defensively. As the reigning champs, they are still a favorite to win the chip again this year.

Brooklyn Nets

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Odds: +600

Lead by: Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Seth Curry

Two of the best yet controversial players today are leading an already scary Nets team. As the 7th seed, they will be facing a Tatum-led Celtics in the first round. Not to disrespect the 2nd seed Boston Celtics, but the Nets could outperform them and make a huge upset.

Boston Celtics

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Odds: +850

Lead by: Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart

The C’s are the best defensive team in the league today and they are equally as good on the offensive side. They’ve got all the skills and talent to match that of other contenders.

Golden State Warriors

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Odds: +850

Lead by: Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Jordan Poole, Andrew Wiggins

The Dubs are back with a vengeance! With their big three healthy and available to play, they are looking once again to replicate their championship runs just a few years ago.

Miami Heat

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Odds: +1000

Lead by: Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, Kyle Lowry, Duncan Robinson

Miami is a perfectly balanced team. As the top seed in the tight Eastern Conference, they were consistently dominating their opponents on both ends of the floor. Additionally, head coach Erik Spoelstra is already a Playoff-tested coach.

Memphis Grizzlies

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Odds: +1300

Lead by: Ja Morant, Jaren Jackson Jr., Desmond Bane, Steven Adams

Even with Morant sidelined by the end of the regular season, the Grizzlies were still winning a lot of games. This just goes to show that they have a lot of young talented and skilled guys on their roster.

Philadelphia 76ers

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Odds: +1400

Lead by: Joel Embiid, James Harden, Tyrese Maxey, Tobias Harris

The Kobe-Shaq-Esque duo of Embiid and Harden is one of the best in the NBA. Although Harden seems to struggle as of late, the Sixers are still a huge threat to the championship.

Utah Jazz

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Odds: +2200

Lead by: Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Jordan Clarkson

Honestly, we don’t see the Utah Jazz winning it this year, let alone having a deep playoff run. There seems to be something off between Mitchell and Gobert. If rumors will be proven true, we probably will not be seeing this duo next season.

Denver Nuggets

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Odds: +4000

Lead by: Nikola Jokic, Wil Barton, Aaron Gordon

Unfortunately, two of the Nuggets’ best players are both out due to injuries. This leads to Jokic being the lone star of Denver and must carry the organization alone in his shoulders. With them having to go up against a healthy and heavily experienced Warriors, they’re set for an early first-round exit.

Dallas Mavericks

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Odds: +4000

Lead by: Luka Doncic, Spencer Dinwiddie, Jalen Brunson

The Mavericks’ Golden Boy, Luka Doncic, is once again leading the city of Dallas to another playoff run. They’re a pretty good team, but the basketball gods just don’t favor the Luka Magic this season.

Other teams’ Odds

Minnesota Timberwolves

Odds: +7000

Lead by: Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell, Anthony Edwards

Toronto Raptors

Odds: +8000

Lead by: Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam, Scottie Barnes

Chicago Bulls

Odds: +12000

Lead by: Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, Nikola Vucevic

Atlanta Hawks

Odds: +12000

Lead by: Trae Young, Clint Capela, John Collins

New Orleans Pelicans

Odds: +12000

Lead by: Brandon Ingram, C.J. McCollum, Jonas Valanciunas

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